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Author Rapoport, Katharine, author.

Title Violin for dummies / by Katharine Rapoport
Edition 3rd edition
Published Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, [2015]


Description 1 online resource (432 pages)
Series For dummies
--For dummies.
Contents Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introduction; About This Book; Foolish Assumptions; Icons Used in This Book; Beyond the Book; Where to Go from Here; Part I So You Want to Play the Violin; Chapter 1 Introducing the Violin; Meeting the String Family; Tuning up; Holding on; Bowing Out Some Sounds; Looking closely at the bow; Using both your hands; Making Music with or without Notation; Knowing the notes; Getting rhythm; Digging Deeper into Music; Scales and key signatures; Harmony; Playing with Style; Dazzling technique; Multicultural music; Having Your Own Violin
Chapter 2 Getting Started with the ViolinExamining the Violin; How Violins Work; String vibration and string length; Using both hands to make a sound; How the bow helps; Unpacking Your Violin and Putting It Away Safely; Taking the violin out of its case; Putting the violin away; Protecting your violin; Getting Your Violin in Tune; Working the pegs and fine tuners; Tuning with the piano; Using an electronic tuner; Getting close with a pitch pipe; Finding A with a tuning fork; Troubleshooting Guide to Dealing with Pegs and Fine Tuners; Peg problems; Fine tuner problems
Chapter 3 Holding Up WellUnderstanding the Importance of a Good Violin Hold; When standing; When sitting; Reading from a Music Stand; Finding a Good Fit: Chinrests and Shoulder Rests; Chinrests; Shoulder rests; Fixing Common Problems with the Violin Hold; Keeping the scroll afloat; Watching the horizontal angle; Keeping your elbow under; Relaxing the shoulder; Part II Getting Started: The Basics; Chapter 4 Taking a Bow; Saying Hello to the Bow; Treating Your Bow Well; Tightening and loosening the horsehair; Using rosin on the bow; Getting to Grips with Your Bow Hold; The famous diva method
The hidden treasures methodConquering common problems with the bow hold; Putting Bow to Strings; Bowing on different strings; Understanding bowing symbols; Playing Your First Concert; Bowing in the Styles of Mr. Smooth and Mr. Clean; Chapter 5 Getting the Left Hand Right; Shaping Up Your Arm and Fingers; Getting your arm in shape; Taking your fingers to tap dancing class; Framing your left hand; Relaxing your thumb; Putting Your Fingers on the Strings; Getting groovy fingertips; Counting your fingers; Knowing which finger to use for what note; Lifting and placing your fingers
Taping Training Wheels on the FingerboardPreparing Your Pizzicato; Putting Finger 2 to Work; Chapter 6 All Together Now; All Together Now: Putting Both Hands to Work; Getting into playing position; Practicing with hands together; Crossing Over to a Different String; Changing strings with the bow; Moving your fingers to different strings; Playing Music with Both Hands; Warming up to the task; Topping the charts: Two simple songs; Expanding Your Bow Strokes; Using more bow, gradually; Preparing to play Pachelbel; Part III Reading Music for the Violin
Summary The beginner's guide to learning the violin - for any musical style Violin For Dummies helps you teach yourself to play the violin, even if you've never read a note of music. From choosing the right violin for you to playing a variety of musical styles, this book has you covered. You'll start with the basics of posture and bowing technique, learn how to tune your instrument and keep it in beautiful condition with regular maintenance. You'll learn how to read - and feel - the music, and how to inject your own personality into whatever you play. Before you know it, you'll be play
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references, discography, filmography and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebsco, viewed March 18, 2015)
Subject Violin -- Methods -- Self-instruction.
Violin -- Instruction and study.
Violin -- Studies and exercises.
Music theory -- Elementary works.
Violin -- Studies and exercises
Violin -- Self-instruction
MUSIC -- Musical Instruments -- Strings.
Music theory.
Violin -- Instruction and study.
Genre/Form Instructional and educational works.
Methods (Music)
Studies and exercises.
Studies (Music)
Instructional and educational works.
Studies (Music)
Matériel d'éducation et de formation.
Études (Musique)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781119022916